School Visits

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Hi there,

I am available for school visits within the UK. I have a preference for locations near London as I am based there but would consider travelling wider – just ask!

My Experience:

I have been around schools all my working life and am currently a practising teacher in a London school. I have been a Leading Teacher for Literacy (Writing) for Waltham Forest,  was an English Coordinator for many years placing books at the heart of any school I’ve worked at, taught from Years 1 to 6 and have even spent time in a role where I covered classes specifically to teach Creative Writing.

I usually offer in-class book readings with Q & A or exciting Writing Workshops or even a mixture of both. Contact me and I am sure I can offer you a day that meets your needs.

What you need to do:

  • Email me on worddoodler@virginmedia.com to arrange a date and details.
  • Book me for 1/2 day at £70 (London only) or 1 day slots at £120. Fees are in line with Society of Author recommendations.
  • Ensure you order enough copies of my book from me for your children in advance. I find it best if you pre-order so that no children are disappointed on the day. I suggest producing a list with class & child’s name.
  • It is also wise to get a copy of my book from Amazon to read to your class to generate discussion and enable the children to ask insightful questions.
  • Provide any travelling  & accommodation expenses.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

“It was fantastic to see the children really engaged when listening to Stephen’s enthusiastic story telling. All the children were keen to participate in the writing activity, even the reluctant writers!”  Charlene, Year 3 Teacher, Bangabandhu Primary School

“We had a great evening with Stephen hearing about the books that had inspired him to write. His enthusiasm for reading and writing was infectious, and his confession about how much he disliked books as a child meant even most reluctant readers were keen to hear what he had to say. He definitely deserves a Book Reader Badge.”  Hilary Osborne, Akela, 4th Wood Green Cubs

“The author came to my school and gave us a workshop on how to write and become an author… He’s as entertaining as his book and I hope he writes more… I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND.” Amazon Review